The 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities is $1.5 million short of reaching its goal.
Thanks to a recent surge in funding, Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials say they have raised about $9.5 million so far. That's 86-percent to this year's goal, which is $11 million.
Catholic Charities has been around since 1923. The organization says they have impacted the lives of more than 152,000 neighbors over the past year.
To donate to the 2018 Appeal or for more information, you can visit ccwny.org
The campaign runs through June 30th.